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Why UFC wont announce Rory/Lombard just yet

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  1. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    They want to see how the Gasteleum/Woodley fight plays out and dont want to kill a contender just yet

    Lets face it, the UFC benefits from Gast beating Woodley

    If Woodley wins, its too short notice to fight Brown, he wont fight Lombard and he already lost to Rory.

    If Gast wins, he fights Rory and we'll probably see Lombard fight Matt Brown

    The UFC doesnt want to match up Brown vs the Gast/Woodley winner, so probably Brown would fight a Rick Story.

    I also see the UFC giving Condit a winnable fight in his return, but a legit name, maybe the winner of Ellenberger/Koscheck

    As for Nick Diaz, if he wins against Anderson, he probably demands a title shot in either division, but if he loses, he probably takes some time off.
     
  2. estranged Red Belt

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    One just fought 2 days ago
     
  3. pridedorim Banned Banned

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    Because first they need to say that they have some "fucking big, fucking huge announcement to make".
     
  4. Pangi Green Belt

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    I think it will be announced soon that Brown will fight Lombard
     
  5. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Good fight but I think Rory would smack him around
     
  6. Le Fisticuffs Green Belt

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    OFFTOPIC: I just realized that if (and that's a big if) Diaz wins against Silva, the UFC would have a pretty good angle for marketing Diaz vs Lawler. Diaz did knock him out earlier in his career after all.

    I kind of agree with TS, that they probably want to keep their options open. I think they'd prefer Gastelum, Rory, Condit and Brown as contenders over Lombard and Woodley. Lombard and Woodley are hit or miss and have froze up in bigger fights.
     
  7. spikemma Brown Belt

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    Naw i just dont think they want lombard to get a shot
     
  8. Rhood Gold Belt

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    Hes not champion material.
    He barely moves the needle in fights.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure that thought just occurred to you...and I just invented pizza. It just so happens some guy did before me too, but I'm not just stealing his thoughts and ideas.
     
  10. johnyboy Silver Belt

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    I don't care what happens as long as I don't have to see an another Hendricks lawler fight
     
  11. TheScorpionDude Get over here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~==>

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    Are you employed by the UFC ?
     
  12. doomy200 Brown Belt

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    Actually he is champion material. He could beat any one of those guys.
     
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    Lombard wants Brown
     
  14. kennythekoala White Belt

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    If they want to eliminate Lombard as a contender forever they should feed him to Rory. Hector is slow and plodding and will get chewed apart from range and will not be able to implement his judo.

    Lombard vs Brown is a hard match up too. He would fare much better against the flat footed Lawler, Hendricks, or woodely.
     
  15. kennythekoala White Belt

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    He could mabe beat Lawler, woodely, and Hendricks because they'll stand and trade with him like there isn't yards of room, but he will not beat great strikers that have reach on him like Condit, Brown, MacDonald
     
  16. edwardfingerhut Blue Belt

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    Amen
     
  17. NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    You just named 2 guys that get hit a lot and a guy who relies on his jab which won't work as well against a southpaw like Lombard. I favor Lombard over all of them with Rory having the best chance at an upset.
     
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    Well sadly we're going to see a 3rd fight but hopefully thats the end all be all
     
  19. johnyboy Silver Belt

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    I'd be all for Hendricks beating a few guys and getting back there for a third fight but it's such a waste right now.
     

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